Dog Articles

A Flea-ting Moment!

Thankfully, ridding your pet of fleas is a lot easier than it used to be and there is now a large range of 'state of the art' products available which are effective and safe.

The Danger of Paralysis Ticks

Ticks are nasty, sneaky venomous little parasites. They are a lethal danger to your dogs and cats, too. What can you do to protect your pet against ticks?

Snakebites in Cats and Dogs

Snake bites are a common cause of death in the warmer months of the year, but they can occur all year round. Make sure your pet doesn't become a victim.

Heartworm Disease and Its Prevention

It’s the stuff nightmares are made of. Sadly, it is fact not fiction. Heartworm disease is a silent killer of dogs and cats.

Tips For Dogs With Sensitive Skin

If you have a dog with sensitive skin, the warmer months of the year can signal several months of itchiness and discomfort for your dog, and concern and worry for you.

Canine Parvovirus Infection

Of all the viral diseases that a dog can be plagued by, Canine Parvovirus (or "parvo") is one of the most dangerous.

Tick bite poses a potentially serious health risk in itself but sometimes the way people try to remove ticks just makes things worse. This is because urban myths and conflicted advice from local and overseas health authorities have created confusion among both health professionals and the community.

Chocolate Poisoning In Animals

Although chocolate is one of our favourite treats, it contains a substance that is toxic to animals. Poisoning is common in dogs because of their habit of rapid consumption, but may also affect cats and other pets.

Excitable and Disobedient Dogs

People do not respond well to dogs that are overly excitable or disobedient. So, how can this behaviour be prevented and can an unruly dog be re-trained?

There are occasions in many dogs’ lives where it becomes necessary for them to wear a protective collar. The goal is to protect a wound or such from the dog itself, as scratching, licking and chewing can interfere with the healing process.

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